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Teen shooter’s dad bows at the feet of Myanmar victim’s mother


THE FATHER of a 14-year-old suspect who went on a shooting spree in Siam Paragon mall last Tuesday (Oct. 3) killing two women, one from Myanmar and the other from China, was told upon bowing at the feet of the former’s mother during a funeral service in Nonthaburi that she was not angry with him, Sanook.com said last night (Oct. 7).

The unidentified father of the teenage shooter went to Phasukmanee Chak temple in Pak Kret district, Nonthaburi, to pay respects to Mrs. Khin Win, the mother of Tawan who was killed as was the Chinese woman with five others injured.

After bowing at her feet, with tears in his eyes, he pulled out an envelope containing cash from his shoulder bag and handed it over to her.

However Khin Win refused to accept it and through a Myanmar translator said: “Money in this envelope cannot be compared to the life of my daughter.”

She added that she was not angry with him because she realised he was as sad as she was.

She then patted his head with her hand amid the mournful atmosphere at the funeral pavilion crowded with guests because it was the last night of the prayers.

Also attending the service were Minister of Tourism and Sports Ms. Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol and the ministry’s permanent secretary Mr. Arrun Boonchai.


The moving scene at the funeral of Tawan, a Myanmar woman  killed by the teenage shooter. Photos: Sanook.com

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